Perhaps the most prolific
“Minor Regional Novelist,”
has told his final truth
and attended his last picture show,
in Archer City, Texas.
Two days ago, that
gringo who told the
closed up shop.
Look both ways as you measure success,
especially of vanishing breeds.
Mind the gaps wherein hidden depression lasts for years.
Larry McMurtry, a prolific novelist and screenwriter who demythologized the American West with his unromantic depictions of life on the 19th-century frontier and in contemporary small-town Texas, died on Thursday at home in Archer City, Texas. He was 84.
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